WCBS/Channel 2 and WFUV Top NYSBA Awards for Broadcasting Excellence

At it’s annual dinner the New York State Broadcasters Association distributed Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting.

WCBS/Channel 2 was the big winner last night among New York City television stations, with five honors.

WCBS won awards for Outstanding Spot News (CBS 2 News at 11: Gas Explosion), Outstanding Hard News Story (Staten Island Bias Attacks), Outstanding Feature News Story (Robo-Tripping), Outstanding Locally Originated Newscast (CBS 2 News at 11: Tornados Hit NYC), and Outstanding Sportscast (Road to Glory: Feud in Foxborough).

WXTV, the Univisión owned-and-operated Channel 41, earned a nod for Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series (X-Final), while WPIX/Channel 11, won for Outstanding Locally Produced TV Show (PIX Presents 2011 N.Y. International Auto Show).

A look at the radio winners after the jump

A cross-section of radio stations were represented at the dinner on Lake George.  Fordham University’s WFUV scored with two awards for their sports coverage–Outstanding Local Sporting Event (Fordham-St. John’s Basketball) and Outstanding Sportscast (10-30-50).

WFUV, the 50,000-watt public radio station, also took home the trophy for Outstanding Public  Affairs Program or Series (Cityscape: Music Education).

1010 WINS won for Outstanding Spot News (Times Square Car Bomb) and Outstanding Local Newscast (AM Drive 10/20).

Other radio winners included:

  • Recently sold WRXP — Outstanding Commercial (Arcade Fire)
  • WWRL— Outstanding Promotion Announcement or Series (Master of Contradictions)
  • Spanish station WQBU — Outstanding Public Service Announcement/Campaign (Virgin de Guadalupe)
  • WNYC –Outstanding Feature Story (Back to the Middle East)
  • WOR — Outstanding Station Sponsored Event  (Shining Star Talent Search)
  • WQHT — Outstanding On-Air Broadcast Personality or Team (Angie’s Biggest Interviews).

Last night’s event featured induction ceremonies for this year’s Hall of Famers. Talk show great Regis Philbin, Rick Buckley, chairman and CEO of Buckley Radio, owner of WOR, and William B. Williams, the late and longtime WNEW air personality, were among the 2011 class.